What’s happening at EGSD
February 6, 2017
Week of February 6
• On February 1, East Grand School District was recognized by A+ Colorado for being an "Outlier" school district. The report that led to this recognition is based on researching data from comparable schools. Overall student scores and growth as well as breaking down scores for differentiated groups show that East Grand has performed very well in K-8 Language Arts as well as high school ACT and remediation rates in college. Congratulations go out to all students, staff, parents and the communities that support our students. The report can be found at http://www.apluscolorado.org
• On January 25, Fraser Valley Elementary School had their first Reading Counts Celebration. There were 94 students in grades 2-5 that met their Reading Counts goals and were invited to attend. A juggling and comedy act by "We're Not Clowns" was the entertainment. "We're Not Clowns" performed several juggling feats including juggling machetes and a glow in the dark segment. After the performance, students were given juggling instruction and were able to try out their juggling skills. Congratulations to all the students that reached their Reading Counts goals!
• Mountain Park Electric's Charitable Trust awarded Middle Park High School a grant to purchase Band Jackets. Thanks, Stacie Dellamano and Tom Sifers.
• The Independent Sports Club of Grand Lake awarded a grant to East Grand Middle School for instrument repairs. Thanks, Jorden Gasner and Mindy Nelson.
• East Grand Middle School eighth-graders would like to thank Brenda and Dave Freeman and the Sagebrush BBQ and Grill for their generosity in helping raise money for their Washington, D.C. Trip in May. Over $2,400 was raised to assist the kids with their trip! Thank you!!!
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• Third through fifth-grades PE classes at GES will be learning about snowshoeing for the next three weeks on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
• Oral Screenings for every child will be held at GES will be Wednesday, February 8.
• Fifth-graders at GES finished up a three-week unit on archery. Three Parks and Wildlife officers have been volunteering and team teaching the unit with teacher Maggie Keller: Jeremy Huntington, Jeff Behncke, and Gene Abram. Students are exploring archery in conjunction with concepts of math, health, science, discipline and responsibility. The Parks and Wildlife officers and Ms. Keller also taught a quick lesson on shooting for the GES teachers at a morning staff meeting.
• GES had a contest for the highest number of the new, free GES app downloaded by parents in December and January. Mrs. Barnes' fourth-grade class won the contest and had a popcorn party last Thursday to celebrate.